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How to Protect Yourself from the New iMessage Cyberattack

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New iOS Cyberattack Threat: iMessage Vulnerability Puts iPhone Users At Risk

A new cyberattack threat has been discovered that targets iPhone users via the iMessage application. The vulnerability allows attackers to send malicious messages that can take control of an iPhone or iPad.

The vulnerability was discovered by security researchers at Kaspersky. The researchers say that the vulnerability is caused by a flaw in the way that iMessage handles attachments. When an attacker sends a malicious message with an attachment, the iPhone or iPad will automatically download the attachment, even if the attachment is from an unknown sender.

Once the attachment is downloaded, the attacker can then use it to take control of the iPhone or iPad. The attacker can then steal personal data, install malware, or even use the device to send spam or phishing messages.

Apple has released a security update that fixes the vulnerability. However, not all iPhone users have installed the update. This means that some iPhone users are still vulnerable to the attack.

To protect yourself from this attack, you should make sure that you have installed the latest security updates for your iPhone or iPad. You should also be careful about opening messages from unknown senders. If you do open a message from an unknown sender, do not download any attachments.

Here are some additional tips for protecting yourself from cyberattacks:

  • Use a strong password for your iPhone or iPad.
  • Enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID.
  • Keep your software up to date.
  • Be careful about what websites you visit and what links you click on.
  • Install a security app on your iPhone or iPad.

By following these tips, you can help to protect yourself from cyberattacks.


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